[arch-general] Opinions on PowerShell?

Jayesh Badwaik archlinux at jayeshbadwaik.in
Fri Aug 19 15:16:33 UTC 2016

On Friday, 19 August 2016 17:05:15 CEST Sebastiaan Lokhorst via arch-general wrote:
> So do Red Hat and Google. But does that keep us from using systemd or
> Chromium?
> Please stop this unfounded, tinfoil hat "Micro$oft sucks!!11" whining.
> If there is an actual reason why you shouldn't use a product, please
> say so, but this "don't use it because Microsoft made it" nonsense is
> ridiculous.

The argument is not that they are shit, argument is that they are evil with patents and for 
all the talk of friendliness, they are using patents to attack linux and FOSS. 

systemd is GPL and not patented by Red Hat (I won't be surprised if it does potentially 
probably violates some patents somewhere on the earth anyway), Chromium is BSD, MIT 
etc. Embracing those tools do not leave you vulnerable to patent attacks from Google and 
Red Hat. Hence, not using something because of Microsoft is a very good argument given 
their track record of using patents nowadays to get even instead of competing on 

Jayesh Badwaik
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 819 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/attachments/20160819/cc615e29/attachment.asc>

More information about the arch-general mailing list